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Dublin's Hipster Triangle is getting a 'bohemian and arty' new pub

It’s called the Chelsea Drugstore.

Source: Facebook

Update: We’re told the Chelsea Drugstore will open in mid-October. 

DUBLIN’S ‘HIPSTER TRIANGLE’ is getting a ‘bohemian and arty’ new bar – owned  by the people behind The Market Bar.

Called the Chelsea Drugstore, the new venue will be in the shopfront that used to be the Oriental Emporium on George’s Street.

It is currently being refitted, but social accounts have shared some photos of progress.

Source: Facebook

According to a post on the Market Bar’s Facebook page:

We’re delighted to announce that our new sister bar “The Chelsea Drugstore” will be opening up soon at number 25 Georges Street Dublin.Georges Street has long been the bohemian quarter of Dublin, this new ground floor bar The Chelsea Drugstore will embrace this by being fashionable without being a slave to it, arty without being pretentious and classical without being dated.

The Market Bar is owned by Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds.

The new bar is currently hiring cocktail bartenders and waiting staff for “Dublin’s most exciting new venue”.

Source: Facebook

The original Chelsea Drugstore was a high-end shopping mall in 1960s London, used as a location in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and namechecked in the Rolling Stones song You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

Here’s the 1960s building:

Source: Wikipedia

And here’s a drawing of the new bar shared by the Market Bar on Facebook:

Source: Facebook

According to Publin, the Chelsea Drugstore was originally slated to open in March. However, the unit is only now being refitted. DailyEdge.ie has reached out to the owners for more details.

This article has been amended to reflect the fact that Jay Bourke no longer has any involvement in the Market Bar.

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